WBCS MAIN PAPER III : INDIAN HISTORY (MEDIEVAL) - MUGHALS
1.Who is the only women historian to write a historical account of the Mughal period ?
(A) Gulbadan Begum (B) Noorjahan (C) Jahanara Begum (D) Zebun-nissa Begum
2.Which of the following facts about the Taj Mahal is incorrect ?
(A) It is a magnificient Mausoleum
(B) It was built by Shah Jahan
(C) It is situated outside the Agra Fort
(D) The names of artisans who built are engraved on it.
3.The Persian ruler who beseiged Qandahar m Jahangir's reign was
(A) Shah Muhammad (B) Shah Parvez (C) Shah Abbas (D) Shah Raza
4.Who constructed the 'Grand Trunk Road' ?
(A) Akbor (B) Sher Shah Suri (C) Ashoka (D) Samudra Gupta
5.Permission to the Bntish to establish their trading centre at Surat was given by the Mughal Emperor
(A) Babur (B) Humayun (C) Akbar (D) Jahangir
6.Two major crops introduced in India during the Mughal period were
(A) Millet and Groundnut (B) Potato and Mustard (C) Tobacco and Maize (D) Indigo and Maize
7.The Mughals imported fruits from
(A) Samarkand (B) Arabia (C) Kabul (D) Portugal
8.Which Mughal Emperor transferred the capital from Agra to Delhi ?
(A) Jahangir (B) Shah Jahan (C) Aurangzeb (D) Bahadur Shah
9.Jizya was abolished by the Mughal ruler
(A) Babur (B) Humayun (C) Akbar (D) Aurangzeb
10.The Mughal Prince who was well versed in Arabic, Persian and Sanskrit was
(A) Prince Akbar (B) Prince Salim (C) Prince Sulaiman Shukoh (D) Prince Dara Shukoh
11.Aurangzeb sent Mukarrab Khan against
(A) Shahji Bhonsle (B) Shivaji (C) Sambhaji (D) Shahu
12.Which Mughal Emperor was a patron of Hindustani music and was popularly known as Rangila ?
(A) Bahadur Shah I (B) Bahadur Shah II (C) Muhammad Shah (D) Ahmed Shah
1.The Nawab of Awadh who was appointed as Wazir of the Mughal empire was
(A) Sadat Khan (B) Safdar Jang (C) Asaf ud daula (D) Nasiruddin
2.Which of the following did not form part of the contingents maintained by the mansabdar ?
(A) Cavalrymen (B) Artillerymen (C) Bowmen (D) Musketeers
1.Which Mughal building is said to possess the unique feature of being exactly equal in length and breadth ?
(A) Red fort (B) Agra fort (C) Taj Mahal (D) Buland Darwaja
2.How many Mughal provinces were there under Akbar and Aurangzeb respectively ?
(A) 15 and 21 (B) 17 and 19 (C) 14 and 20 (D) 16 and 19
3.Which Mughal ruler conferred the title of 'Raja' on Ram Mohan Roy and requested him to go to England to plead for a hike in the Emperor's pension ?
(A) Saha Alam ll (B) Akbar II (C) Bahadur Shah II (D) None of the above
4.Which Mughal is credited with prohibiting 'Sati' unless the widow herself, on her own free will, persistently desired it ?
(A) Babur (B) Humayun (C) Akbar (D) Aurangzeb
5.During the reign of which Mughal was tobacco introduced in India ?
(A) Aurangzeb (B) Jahangir (C) Akbar (D) Shahjahan
1.which revenue system among the following is also known as the 'bandobast' system ?
(A) Zabit (B) Dahsala (C) Nasaq (D) Kankut
2.During the reign of which Mughal was tobacco introduced in India ?
(A) Akbar (B) Aurangzeb (C) Jahangir (D) Shahjahan
3.Which Mughal is credited with prohibiting Sati unless the widow herself, of her own free will, persistently desired it ?
(A) Babur (B) Akbar (C) Humayan (D) Jahangir
4.The only type of Jagir which could not be transferred was the -
(A) Khidmati jagir (B) Watan Jagir (C) Milkiyat Jagir (D) Tan Jagir
5.A new technique of painting, known as Siyahi qalam, became fashionable during the reign of -
(A) Akbar (B) Aurangzeb (C) jahangir (D) Shahjahan
6.Who among the following Mughal rulers were half Rajput (born of a Rajput mother) ?
(A) Shah Jahan and Aurangzeb
(B) Akbar and Jahangir
(C) Jahangir and Shahjahan
(D) Jahangir and Humayan
7.Who was the first Englishman to visit Jahangir's court ?
(A) William Edwards (B) Red Dragon (C) Thomas Roe (D) Hawkins
1.During the reign of which great Mughal was tobacco introduced in India ?
(A) Jahangir (B) Akbar (C) Shahjahan (D) Aurangzeb
2.Which of the following mosques of the Mughals is also known as the 'pearl-mosque' ?
(A) Jamia Masjid at Delhi (B) Jamia Masjid at Fatehpur
(C) Moti Masjid at Agra (D) Aurangzeb's personal mosque in the Red Fort
3.Who among the following Mughal Minister was the 'pay master-general' as well ?
(A) Diwan (B) Mir Bakshi (C) Khan-i-Saman (D) Vakil
4.Who among the following nobles of Akbar was killed by the Afgan rebels in one of the Mughal campaigns to suppress them ?
(A) Man Singh (B) Todar Mal (C) Birbal (D) Bhagwan Das
5.Who among the following Rajputs were the first to voluntarily submit to Akbar ?
(A) Hedas (B) Sisodias (C) Rathors (D) Kachchhawahas
6.Who among the following Englishmen was given the title 'Khan' by Jahangir ?
(A) Thomas Roe (B) Ralph Fitch (C) Hawkins (D) Newbery
1.Who translated Atharvaveda into Persian during the Mughal period ?
(A) Abdul Hamid Lahori (B) Haji Ibrahim Sarhindi (C) Khafi Khan (D) Malik Muhammad Jayasi
2.Which General of Aurangzeb conquered Ahom kingdom in the East India ?
(A) Jai Singh (B) Josowant Singh (C) Sayesta Khan (D) Mir Zumla